Tuesday, July 7, 2015

EVERY STEP SHE TAKES ~ Jannine Gallant

 
Excerpt

Grace stood with her hands fisted on her hips, surveying her new surroundings. Bright sunlight gleamed on long, mink brown hair. Perfectly straight, it hung in a fall over her shoulders. So sleek, it looked like she ironed it. With those amazing emerald eyes and high cheekbones, the woman was stunning. Too bad he wasn’t here to start something he wouldn’t have time to finish.
The thought left him feeling deflated.
Grabbing his duffle bag, he crossed the gravel drive to the wide, weathered front porch of the lodge. The sooner he settled in, the sooner he could go looking for Sutton. Instinct urged him to find the man fast and get him far away from Moose Lake.
The skin on the back of his neck prickled as he glanced over his shoulder at his companions still standing in the yard. The drone of bees in a tub of petunias near the porch blended with birdsong from the surrounding forest. The lazy atmosphere reminded him of summer days camping with his dad when he was a kid. Idyllic. Yet the uneasy feeling persisted. None of the lodge guests looked like a threat, but complacency could get him—and Sutton—killed. Until he was safely away with his charge, he had to assume everyone had a hidden agenda.
His gaze locked on Grace. Her eyes narrowed as she looked toward a winding path disappearing into a grove of western hemlock. Wearing a pair of pristine white pants and a sleeveless top that hugged her curves and displayed toned arms, she was every man’s wet dream. He swallowed, his mouth suddenly dry. She probably had no connection to Sutton, but her mere presence was a distraction he couldn’t afford.
Despite the attraction he felt for her,—hell, because of it—staying clear of Grace Hanover was a must.
Blurb:

You can run from the past, but you can’t hide . . .
 
Tough as nails, no nonsense San Francisco reporter Grace Hanover will do anything to cover the story of the decade—and her career. Having survived a painful past, she’s learned never to let anything stand in her way. Even if it means following a key witness into the Alaskan wilderness, and partnering with Travis Barnett, a former Navy SEAL turned PI who’s working for the Feds, and who would love to bring in Grace’s witness before she can get her story. But together in the wilderness, they’ll each have to put aside their differences and trust one another if they want to survive.

Because someone from Grace’s past is watching, waiting for just the right moment. Every step Grace takes draws her deeper into the line of fire, and into the hands of a killer…

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About the Author:

Write what you know. Jannine Gallant has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t busy writing or being a full time mom, Jannine hikes or snowshoes in the woods around her home. Whether she’s writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her stories. To find out more about this author and her books, visit her website at janninegallant.com.

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12 comments:

  1. I grew up in northern CA and my family camped at Emerald Bay State Park often. I love stories set in the outdoors and this one sounds great.

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    1. Thanks! My home turf, Linda. I live in Tahoe.

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  2. Great excerpt! Wishing you much success with the new book!

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  3. Enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck with publicity and sales.

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  4. I love nature as a backdrop. Especially as a backdrop to natural actions, such as falling in love. Also love the uneasy feeling you created in your character, thus creating it in the reader. Nice job! Best wishes for you and EVERY STEP SHE TAKES!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, MJ. And I appreciate the good wishes!

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  5. Love this book. Always have, always will. Keep 'em coming.

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  6. Jannine is an excellent writer. This novel sounds like another Gallant winner!

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